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Any audio equipment hobbyists?
« on: September 08, 2022, 01:08:11 AM »
In the past couple years Iíve taken up collecting and enjoying defunct digital audio formats of the 80ís & 90ís.

I have a pair of Tascam Digital Audio Tape decks
And I also have several MiniDisc decks

Anyone else into this stuff?
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Re: Any audio equipment hobbyists?
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2022, 07:21:38 AM »
Iím still listening to my late 70ís / early 80ís audio equipment

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Re: Any audio equipment hobbyists?
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2022, 11:04:54 AM »
Iíd hardly call myself a hobbyist per se but I do have a cheap late 80s Fisher setup with a turntable, tape deck and tuner along with a 1972 Sony 8 track deck. Think I have like 6 8 track tapes, a few cassettes and 40 or so records. If that counts lol
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Re: Any audio equipment hobbyists?
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2022, 09:57:48 PM »
I worked for Circuit City in college and went into their management school right out of college. 

Have some pieces still from my days there.  DCM speakers, Harmon Kardon stuff and some Onkyo Integra stuff. 

Have a Yamaha at my shop with Onkyo CD player and Techniques speakers.  Love the old stuff.
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Re: Any audio equipment hobbyists?
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2022, 08:28:40 AM »
I'm not a hobbyist but a few months ago I was given a vintage system. Tape deck didn't work but everything else did so I took the turn table and amplifier and hooked them up through my existing amplifier and now I have a turn table. Kinda cool to have but not sure it will get much use.

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Re: Any audio equipment hobbyists?
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2022, 08:57:31 AM »
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Re: Any audio equipment hobbyists?
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2022, 12:38:09 PM »
Iím still listening to my late 70ís / early 80ís audio equipment

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Re: Any audio equipment hobbyists?
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2022, 01:36:41 PM »
Iíd hardly call myself a hobbyist per se but I do have a cheap late 80s Fisher setup with a turntable, tape deck and tuner along with a 1972 Sony 8 track deck. Think I have like 6 8 track tapes, a few cassettes and 40 or so records. If that counts lol

I had a new in the box RCA AM/FM 8-Track for my car, but never installed it.  I instead went with a Kenwood AM/FM CD player.  I just couldn't get the pads on the tapes right when I was trying to restore the 8-track tapes.  Would've been fun but all the tapes that I recorded played too fast.

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Re: Any audio equipment hobbyists?
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2022, 01:40:56 PM »
I worked for Circuit City in college and went into their management school right out of college. 

Have some pieces still from my days there.  DCM speakers, Harmon Kardon stuff and some Onkyo Integra stuff. 

Have a Yamaha at my shop with Onkyo CD player and Techniques speakers.  Love the old stuff.

I regret not getting into MiniDisc until after they were discontinued.  I heard that equipment and blank discs were sold for super cheap.  Sony is apparently making small runs of blank MiniDiscs only in Japan where they're still popular.  Going to Best Buy now isn't the same since Circuit City closed their retail stores.  We bought our 1st HDTV from there, a 50" Sony Bravia LCD, I think 2007.  It still works and still looks amazing.

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Re: Any audio equipment hobbyists?
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2022, 01:43:23 PM »
I'm not a hobbyist but a few months ago I was given a vintage system. Tape deck didn't work but everything else did so I took the turn table and amplifier and hooked them up through my existing amplifier and now I have a turn table. Kinda cool to have but not sure it will get much use.

I'm curious, what kind of tape deck?  Is it worth fixing?  Usually the rubber belts turn back into oil, and depending on it's age (especially reel-to-reel) the rubber pinch rollers start to do the same thing only they get brittle and break apart.  Might be worth looking into fixing it depending on if you have tapes.

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« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2022, 09:26:53 PM »
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Re: Any audio equipment hobbyists?
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2022, 11:29:27 AM »
Yes, Iím into audio and music.
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Re: Any audio equipment hobbyists?
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2022, 12:16:35 PM »
Fancy, but does yours have fake wood grain?  :))

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« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2022, 10:09:14 PM »
Physical Graffiti - one of the best damn albums ever.

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« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2022, 11:35:44 PM »
Physical Graffiti - one of the best damn albums ever.

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